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Coffee shop will join the Chevron station in Harris Ranch

The Coffee Mill coffee shop in Harris Ranch will have a two-way fireplace warming the inside and patio. Image courtesy of Steven Tracy.

The Coffee Mill coffee shop in Harris Ranch will have a two-way fireplace warming the inside and patio. Image courtesy of Steven Tracy.

The man who gave Harris Ranch its first service station in 2014 is now building the first coffee shop for Harris Ranch.

Steven Tracy is building the 2,000-square-foot Coffee Mill coffee shop right next to his Chevron station and Ranch Market at Warm Springs Avenue and Eckert Road. Construction started in January and Tracy expects to serve Caffe Vita coffee from Seattle sometime in July.

A coffee shop next door was not his plan when he built the service station.

“When I built the gas station, that was my sole focus,” Tracy said. “Harris Ranch was trying to sell (the neighboring lot) as a coffee shop. As it went on, the gas station was doing well. I was thinking a coffee shop would do well, too. There was no coffee shop here.”

Chevron station owner Steven Tracy started construction in January on a Coffee Mill coffee shop next door. Photo by Teya Vitu.

Chevron station owner Steven Tracy started construction in January on a Coffee Mill coffee shop next door in Harris Ranch. Photo by Teya Vitu.

The property was still available in mid-2016 as Tracy acquired it. He now owns about 1.75 acres at Warm Springs and Eckert.

“I have a little more tangible evidence to see how it would do,” he said. “I think (the station, market and coffee shop) will help each other out.”

Coffee Mill will have a full-kitchen serving pastries, soups, salads and sandwiches. It will seat 30 inside and 15 to 20 outside with a two-way fireplace for the inside and patio, he said.

Slichter|Ugrin Architecture of Boise is the architect and McAlvain Construction of Boise in the general contractor.

About Teya Vitu

Teya Vitu is an Idaho Business Review reporter, covering commercial real estate, construction, transportation and whatever else may intrigue him in the moment. Join me on Twitter at @IBR_TeyaVitu.